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Rue Herb Plants

Our Price: $7.95
ZONE: 6 - 11
SIZE: 24"H x 18" S
BLOOM: Yellow, Mid Summer

Availability: Spring 2020

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Rue Herb Plants

Ruta Graveolens

Rue, known as the "Herb of Grace", is a native of the Mediterranean region. It is a wonderful ornamental plant for herb gardening. Rue has a nice mounding habit and small, very pungent evergreen leaves. Tiny yellow flowers grow above the attractive foliage. Rue will work nicely in an herb garden as well as a rock garden.

During the Middle Ages, Europeans believed in the magical powers of this medicinal herb and it was often placed in doorways to keep evil spirits away. Because of the rue plant's strong smell, it was also used to thwart plagues and contagious disease. Its antispasmodic and emmenagogic properties are actually what make Rue a valuable medicinal herb. Used to cure cramps and encourage menstruation, the Rue plant is a powerful herb that should not be handled by pregnant women. Today, Rue is still considered a special herb in Lithuanian culture, and is given to couples on their wedding day to provide clarity to see beauty in their marriage. We also offer fresh rue leaves in bulk from May through December.

The herb's strong aromatic qualities make a great deterrent to most garden pests including deer, rabbits and slugs and its beautiful yellow flowers are a magnet for butterflies. Rue is drought resistant and acts as an insect repellent, so it makes a great garden companion.

If you have sensitive skin be wary of planting Rue near walkways or where you may come into contact easily with it. In some cases people have developed blisters and welts from brushing against or handling fresh Rue, as the combination of essential oils and UV rays can cause Photodermititis.

Zones: 6 - 11

Size: 24"H x 18"S

Light: Full Sun

Bloom: Yellow, Mid Summer

Uses: Rue has long since been a great medicinal herb used for antispasmodic and emmenagogic properties. Because of these characteristics, Rue is popularly used to treat menstrual cramps and delays, induce abortions and as a sedative. Rue can also be made into teas or used in salad and has a very pungent odor.

Tips: If you have allergies or very sensitive skin, be careful when handling Rue. It can cause an adverse reaction with some people once they get fresh Rue oil on their skin. This can produce poison ivy-like blisters that are activated by UV light, called Photodermititis. Also, because of this herb's abortifacient abilities, PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD NOT HANDLE RUE.

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 11 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Gorgeous plant April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Osvaldo Rojas from Orlando, FL United States  
I love this plant! Beautiful silver leaves. It came well packed, as always, and right now is very happy growing in my back porch.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Nice Plants April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Sherron A Gerald from Hattiesburg, MS United States  
The rue plants I've received have arrived in mostly good condition.  They haven't done as well as I'd hoped after planting them, but then rue is unpredictable.  I may go ahead and fertilize them a little and see what happens.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 great condition June 25, 2018
Reviewer: Bev Shaffer from Seville, OH United States  
doing well...followed the very thorough planting advise and look forward to enjoying

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Arrived ok April 30, 2017
Reviewer: KMD from Palm Beach Gardens, FL United States  
one looked a bit unhappy but seem to perk up once i put them out for a few days.  I wasn't able to plant them in the ground right away, so let them stay in their little home for 7 days, though they got a good drenching when they got here.

Transplanted very well!  I put them on the shadier side of the house where the neighborhood cats like to hang out.  so far having heard them over there and the plants look great (maybe coincidence???)

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 They Care August 31, 2016
Reviewer: Ausra Huntington from Richmond, VA United States  
I am Lithuanian and needed a rue plant for my wedding in the middle of March, so was very happy to find this site that sells live rue plants. The guys at growers exchange were very caring and made sure both I and the plants I ordered were happy. We negotiated the best shipping date considering weather changes and my pre-wedding schedule, and the custom amount of plants. Two pots of rues came very nicely packed to keep them safe though all the trip.
I used some leaves for my wedding wreath and the planted the rest of the plants. They look so pretty on the patio!
Thank you guys. You made our special day even more special.

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